Vendor Information

Due to the continuing threat of Covid-19 that the Show-Me Gourd Society 2021 Art Festival has been cancelled. While we will miss the opportunity to reconnect with our gourd friends, the risk to the health of our members and friends is still too great. Please watch for information on our 2022 festival.

The Show Me Gourd Society would like to invite you as gourd artists, gourd farmers, and commercial gourd supplier vendors to join us for the 2021 Show Me Gourd Society Festival at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center, 3001 N. Grant Springfield, Mo 65803 from April 10–11, 2021. Workshops will also be held Friday, April 9.

We are excited to host this event and look forward to having you join us. Along with the vendors, there will be classes, demos, and a competition for all levels of gourd artists, following AGS guidelines.

Important things to know:

  • Booth Fee: $75 includes one 10’ x 10’ space with no tables, 2 chairs, 2 admission bands, and Springfield City License fee. Any extra booth spaces beyond three (3) will only be $35.00 per 10x10 ft. space!!
  • Hours of the festival open to the public: April 10–11, 2021—Saturday 9:00am until 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am until 3:00pm. 
  • Vendor set-up is on Thursday April 2 from noon until 3:30pm and Friday April 3 starting at 8:30 am.
  • Tables and extra chairs must be preordered: $10.00 per table and $2.00 per chair.
  • Electricity is free. You will need to bring your own electrical cords and cover any exposed cords. Please let us know if you plan to use electricity.
  • 80% of what you sell must be gourds or gourd related.
  • Booth Tables should be skirted.

We look forward to hearing from you.

—Nancy Amburgey

Festival Vendors — Watch for updates!


Pumpkin Hollow Gourds

Merril McHenry

Artist of the Year


Gourds by Cindy

Cindy Kendal


Karen Kane & Kevin


Karen Brown


Front Porch Gourds LLC

Shaney Gourds

Tom Shaneyfelt


Toni Mickle


Marla Garber

Naturally Yours

Suzi Nonn